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    Used 2016 Scott Spark 750 vs brand new 2017 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 710?

    I am a getting into MTB, going for F/S bike my options are:

    1) Used but not abused 2016 Scott Spark 750

    https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/p...park-750-Bike/

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    2) A brand new 2017 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 710

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    which one would you choose??

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    I would choose the Scott based on components and the weight difference.

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    If they're about the same price, I'd go for the Scott also. Much better bike, and resale won't get you if you decide it's not something you like (the bike, not bike riding. Because bike riding is awesome)
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    I'd throw another bike in the mix. Canyon ships to Brunei. A 27.5+/29 wheel would be more useful for a short travel bike unless you're 5'3 or so.
    https://www.canyon.com/en/mtb/nerve/nerve-al-8-9.html
    All XT and SLX brakes. 28lbs. Better wheels.
    A bike with 27.5+ capability and Boost spacing front and rear would be my recommendation to make the most use of the wide tires and rims becoming available. I'm on my third season on wide rims and first on a 29+ front tire. Never going back to skinny.
    2017 Scott Spark and Scale - First Look - Pinkbike
    If you want this bike negotiate. 20 off list with a 60% cash no refund deposit will let the shop owner order with no downside.
    Last edited by eb1888; 07-25-2016 at 08:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    I'd throw another bike in the mix. Canyon ships to Brunei. A 27.5+/29 wheel would be more useful for a short travel bike unless you're 5'3 or so.
    https://www.canyon.com/en/mtb/nerve/nerve-al-8-9.html
    All XT and SLX brakes. 28lbs. Better wheels.
    A bike with 27.5+ capability and Boost spacing front and rear would be my recommendation to make the most use of the wide tires and rims becoming available. I'm on my third season on wide rims and first on a 29+ front tire. Never going back to skinny.
    2017 Scott Spark and Scale - First Look - Pinkbike
    If you want this bike negotiate. 20 off list with a 60% cash no refund deposit will let the shop owner order with no downside.
    That Canyon looks awesome!
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    Thank for the input guys... i have to say the canyon does look nice.. but its a bit above my budget and plus its only available in august.. i have bought the Scott and i am really happy with it.. gonna hit the trails on it soon.. thanks again..

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